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Volume 11, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 11, 101–116, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-101-2017
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Special issue: The World Meteorological Organization Solid Precipitation...

The Cryosphere, 11, 101–116, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-101-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 16 Jan 2017

Research article | 16 Jan 2017

An assessment of two automated snow water equivalent instruments during the WMO Solid Precipitation Intercomparison Experiment

Craig D. Smith et al.

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One of the objectives of the WMO Solid Precipitation Intercomparison Experiment (SPICE) was to assess the performance of automated instruments that measure snow water equivalent and make recommendations on the best measurement practices and data interpretation. This study assesses the Campbell Scientific CS725 and the Sommer SSG100 for measuring SWE. Different measurement principals of the instruments as well as site characteristics influence the way that the SWE data should be interpreted.
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